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Grateful Dead Live at Pauley Pavilion - University of California on 1973-11-17

Set 1

Me And My Uncle
Here Comes Sunshine
Looks Like Rain
Mexicali Blues
Tennessee Jed
The Race Is On
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Big River
Brown Eyed Women
Around And Around

Set 2

Row Jimmy
Jack Straw
Ramble On Rose
Playing In The Band ->
Uncle John's Band ->
Morning Dew ->
Uncle John's Band ->
Playing In The Band
Stella Blue
El Paso
Eyes Of The World ->
Sugar Magnolia

Casey Jones

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Pauley Pavilion - University of California
Location Los Angeles, CA

Transferred by Jay Ashley



Digitally remastered using a custom built, Dual-DAW, nickenamed Bertha, by Completed on April 5, 2004.

There is some distortion in the source used. Looks Like Rain seems to be the worst of it. Not sure if the distortion is from overdriving the original master reel recording, or if the transfer was overdriven. But, the distortion is in the original source and was caused prior to Bertha remastering.

-3db noise reduction was used prior to processing. A 100% pure sample was used, resulting in Zero artifacts.

Cleaned up some rough track to track transitions.

Two drop-outs in Casey Jones.


Reviewer: Faulk'sLiveNugs - - March 27, 2013
Subject: SMOKIN!
Stellar setlist, recording, and playing! Bobby's feeling good and yelling to the top of his lungs at some points. The banter is fun as well. Probably the best HCS that I've ever heard, no lie. China Rider features some fantastic playing on Jerry's behalf, but I've heard better versions overall. I'm just now getting ready to dive into the Playin>UJB>MD>UJB>Playin and it's already worth five stars! Now, it's time for blast off
Reviewer: neeshwu - - January 25, 2013
Subject: listen now while you can
Decided to give this a listen cuz its the latest Dave's Picks, so it'll likely be yanked off the ole archive soon. This is what its all about folks. The band plays relaxed, confident, and purposeful. When they decide to shoot for the moon, they nail it. No need to worry about the myriad miscues that can distract from the experience (though there are a few)- just sit back and enjoy. All of the Wake Of The Flood material is performed very well, particularly Here Comes Sunshine. China-Rider burns, and the epic Playin sammy will knock your socks off. Even the "lesser" tunes bristle with energy and joy. Everyone sounds like they're having a great time. 1973 is a deservedly storied year, and this show demonstrates that in spades. 5 stars fo sho.
Reviewer: sb1564 - - November 26, 2012
Subject: Dew->Uncle John's
One of the best transitions ever in a show. Sounds spliced. Mind blowing.
Reviewer: njpg - - October 25, 2012
Subject: Incredibly seamless jams in 2nd set suite.
Brilliant show & bright recording.
Reviewer: Terrapinturtle77 - - February 2, 2012
Subject: 73' Dead
This show rocks hard. Great Row Jimmy, Jack Straw, Ramble on rose, and a pretty good China rider. I think the real highlight of this show is the Playing>Uncle johns band>Morning Dew>uncle johns band>Playing, the way the boys put these together is just amazing. Can't say much more besides check it out!
Reviewer: Pangolin22 - - January 4, 2011
Subject: Fantastic!
What an absolute gem of a show and a great discovery! Was unaware of this one back in my tape collecting days. Crisp, beautiful sound quality as well.
Reviewer: BarnDog11 - - October 8, 2010
Subject: I miss Jerry...
But thank God we have this stuff. This is awesome!
Reviewer: scarface1013 - - September 10, 2010
Subject: Very Nice
I have thoroughly enjoyed almost all of '73. This is one of the best! China--->Rider is great.
Reviewer: gardcs62 - - June 22, 2010
Subject: China Cat --> I Know You Rider
China --> Rider is tight and EXCELLENT in every way -- one of the best I've ever heard.
Reviewer: CosmicGeordie - - June 10, 2010
Subject: Fantastic
The music, the mix, the energy, the HARMONIES (YES!...even Donna, at times...ha, ha)

An incredible show from an unprecidented era for the band. Wake of the Flood had been out for about a month launching a new creative epoch.
Reviewer: Forever_Grateful - - June 10, 2010
Subject: Smokin Hot
Grade A Dead here folks. This is, as skullsnroses said, what it's all about. Guaranteed to steal your face and make you 'drop your pockets', as a head once said. Breathe it in.
Reviewer: BIG_R - - December 28, 2009
Subject: 11-17-73
Another amazing late '73 performance and a perfect sounding remaster by Mr. Ashley. For the first song or two Phil is audible but not prominent in the mix. By the time they reach the third song the sound man has it right.
Reviewer: pulp79 - - April 6, 2009
Subject: Prime example....
..of why late '73/early '74 was one of the Dead's peak periods during the Godchaux era.. This is where "The Honey Year" gets it's namesake! The Nov. and Dec. '73(and February '74)shows, I believe, represent the culmination of everything the Dead began to move towards in late '71, when Keith and Donna first became part of the band. They moved more and more away from the blues and folk, to become, by late '73, a kick-ass jazz band. Their improvisational/psychic ability is at it's absolute peak, as witnessed in the Playing suite here, along with pretty much the entire rest of the show.

Of course their sound would continue to evolve, but after the Feb. '74 Winterland shows, their live sound began to grow more into the tight machine they became in '77, with a more blended version of their many sounds. Of course the Wall of Sound debuted on 3/23/74, which may have had something to do with the significant change in sound, as opposed to the more gradual change heard from month to month.

Either way, this is one of the top 5 shows from the period, imo, up there with 11/11, 12/2, 12/6 and 2/24(of the following year.) One of the few shows where the first set is almost as good as the second, and both sets rock the jam session. This coming from an admitted '70's snob.
Oh and a big thank you to Mr. Jay Ashley for the pristine sound of this board; a great show made even greater!
Reviewer: Pulver@Noyo - - February 21, 2009
Subject: Yep!
This is the stuff that originally got me hooked as a fan. I think I'll listen to the whole run.
Reviewer: skullsnroses - - October 14, 2008
Subject: nothing needs to be said
because the rest as they say is history folks! playin-> UJB->DEW-> playin... what its all about. Peace
Reviewer: A. Teix - - September 10, 2008
Subject: oHHHHHh Sweet!
This is excellent; the band is extraordinarily tight. '73 Was a great year; if you need proof, check out Kezar Stadium (5-26).

p.s. - If anyone has a hard copy (or mp3) of this show, by all means contact me!
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - - July 28, 2008
Subject: Here Comes Ragtime
Keith leads the gang into pure New Orleans Jazz ala microwaves. Here Comes Sunshine takes you in out up down sideways.

A tight, brilliant performance right off the bat. This is the Grateful Dead in full Calliope regalia: Bristling, bubbling, blasting like the blow hole in Punta Bonda. Electric Dixieland. Lord love a duck! Disneyland in your mind.

LLR is almost lethal seismic. Never you mind any sonic flaws. Just enjoy the overall exuberance exhibited by the band. Put away, momentarily, being a geek and just embrace the full esplanade of this rapturous music, as it was and as it is.

This music stands the test of time. And this reproduction of it is ample testimony.

Tennessee rocks, Race clicks, China Rider is hot, as is Big River.

Second set leads off with a molten Playing>UJB> Dew>UJB>Playing fajita stuffed with all the trimmings. The transitions between songs literally sucks all the breath out of a room.

Then you get Stella for a little oxygen before racing back into the deep with Eyes and Sugar Mags.

This show is top 100 and the remaster of it is pristine nearly throughout the entire effort.

Thanks to all who provided this one.
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